Second episode of an unsold anthology series.
March 2, 2014
Tales of Frankenstein (Jack the Ripper)
Niall "Curse/Night of the Demon, Jason and the Argonauts" MacGinnis is very good in it. The story sticks closer to real events than most fictional accounts, which tend to "pretty up" the murders-- or, rather, the victims. (Like The Lodger starring Laird Cregar, for instance, or the Thriller episode adaptation of Robert Bloch's "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper".) But then again, all of the mayhem and butchery is off screen and related second hand, as told from the point-of-view of a clairvoyant (MacGinnis), so there's no need to see twenty-something Max Factored starlets standing in for forty-something gin blossomed prostitutes.
October 20, 2012
FIVE STARS ***** THANK YOU FOR POSTING
This is a awesome gem and thank you so much for posting. The show title and captions read Tales of Frankenstein - Jack the Ripper so I see how this could be confusing and still confusing after researching in imdb and wiki.. You are no idiot and I have included your gem in my new podcast at
My podcast is sort of a triple feature and your gem follows the feature presentation. Both are about Jack The Ripper. Some day soon I hope to use this gem further. Good video and audio quality for late 1950's TV.. More post from you are very welcome and thank you again.
THE POST BELOW SHOULD BE REMOVED...
May 22, 2012
Not Tales of Frankenstein
The Veil is the name of the anthology series of which this episode was a part. And it was not unsold, either. The Veil was sold (look it up on IMDB or Wiki or wherever).
It was hosted by Boris Karloff (as Thriller was to be later) and that is its only connection with Frankenstein.
I give this post my lowest rating because the person who posted it is an idiot.